After the Quicksand Disaster sunk large swaths of Tokyo, fast reconstruction now requires the use of powerful exoskeletons. Although most of these exoskeletons are used for good, once they fall into the hands of criminals or the criminally-minded, they can become a danger for the citizens of Tokyo. More commonly called the “the Eighth” only, the Mobile Assault Division is properly equipped to handle criminals empowered by their own exoskeletons. Such overpowered criminals require equally powered police officers. By connecting their minds to the ACTIVE system, members of the Mobile Assault Division, better known as the “Willwearers”, step into their exoskeletons and become superhuman. Not every unit in the Mobile Assault Division is well respected. One unit of the M.A.D., Unit 18, unfortunately has a bad reputation due to their reckless and destructive way of solving crimes. That’s where Assistant Inspector Asami Kazari comes in. Although she is young, her experience in handling tough situations is unmatched. Can she pull the team together and help save the public image of the entire armored police force? Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari focuses on the efforts Asami Kazari must undertake to reign in a careless police unit. – My Anime List
Based on 10 review scores:
Overall, Active Raid is a good anime that warrants a once through, Im just hoping that by the time second season rolls around the story picks up and is given a little more depth to pair with the wonderful animation.
Never mind the mechs, I want Madoka to teach me how to play poker.
As I typed earlier, “to put it into one sentence, I guess it could be said that it did enough to keep me watching, but not enough to leave me enraptured.” The story and characters aren’t as engaging and in-depth as other series these days, but Active Raid should still be a fun watch for younger audiences with less serious tastes in anime.
The action was boring. The criminals were dumb. I couldn’t care less about any of the cops. What was the point?
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Worth your time if you’re into cheesy, episodic content like Super Sentai. Perhaps lay off if that’s not your style.
That being said, I will likely look into the second season when it is released.
Overall, I honestly found Active Raid season one to be pretty satisfactory as lighthearted fun. Nothing special, but nothing terrible either if you know what to expect and aren’t asking the show to become something completely different.
I would say pass on this anime its nothing special.